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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). Part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta) the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Mamata Banerjee stresses on need for conservation of water resources

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday emphasised the need for conservation of water resources on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day. She highlighted a slew of projects which..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Court reserves order on bail plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar


IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee to raise bank merger, PSU issues with Modi

Describing her trip to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "routine" and a "constitutional obligation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would raise the issue of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha chit fund scam: Ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar skips CBI summons for second day

Sources in the West Bengal secretariat say that the state communicated to CBI that he was on a leave
DNA - Published

A year on, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

State BJP leaders raise eyebrows over timing and intention of the meeting
DNA - Published

Amid turf war in West Bengal, PM-Mamata Banerjee meet on Wednesday


IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: MoS Babul Supriyo asks people to embrace Hindi, says Amit Shah's speech was 'misinterpreted'

BJP leaders had launched a blistering attack on the Trinamool Congress after party supremo Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and said one should not forget the mother tongue.
DNA - Published

CBI at West Bengal secretariat, seeks to know about Rajeev Kumar


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BJP slams Didi over 'emergency' remark

BJP has prepared a plan to win more than 200 seats in West Bengal in the assembly elections slated to be held in 2021
DNA - Published

After West Bengal, Telangana won’t implement new Motor Vehicles Act

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced in the Assembly that his state too would not implement the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. He said that, "We have no intention to harass..
IndiaTimes - Published

Day after Rajeev Kumar skips summons, CBI visits Bengal state secretariat with letters addressed to top officials

A two-member CBI team arrived at the Nabbana building on Sunday with letters to DGP, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary.
DNA - Published

Violence mars student wings agitation in West Bengal

The March named 'Nabanna Abhiyaan' - meaning a march to the state secretariat in demand of jobs and industries began around 12 noon
DNA - Published

Left Front calls for Bengal bandh on Saturday after police clash with youth activists at rally

The West Bengal police on Friday resorted to using tear gas shells, water canons, and lathicharges on thousands of youth belonging to Left Front student organisations protesting against the snowballing..
DNA - Published

West Bengal may implement 6th Pay Commission from Jan 2020 : Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government will accpet the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and is likely to implement it from January 1, 2020, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. She blamed the..
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC: Mamata warns BJP not to play with fire

"We will never allow NRC in Bengal. We will not allow them to divide the people on religious and caste lines. We will not accept NRC in Assam. They have silenced the people of Assam by using police..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Army to test new battle strategy near China border

Indian Army's Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) will be launched in a training exercise of the 17th Corps which are located at Panagarh in West Bengal
DNA - Published

New Traffic Fines: From Bengal to Maharashtra, states where Motor Vehicles Act has hit a hurdle

Various BJP and non-BJP states have not backed the Centre's move including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh..
DNA - Published

After WB govt, now Maharashtra complains about new traffic fines

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote wrote a letter to Union Transport Minister complaining about the new provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.
DNA - Published

'Too harsh': Mamata Banerjee says won't enforce hefty fines for traffic violations

he West Bengal government will not implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act, which provides for stiff fines for traffic violations, as it is "too harsh" on the people, chief minister Mamata Banerjee..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Two schoolgoing girls injured in acid attack in Midnapore

The injured, Arpita Kha and Suprya Dolui, class 9 students, were returning from their tuition classes in Daspur village, when at around 8:30 pm, a group of young boys hiding beneath a tree threw acid..
DNA - Published

No Indian will be left out: Smriti Irani on NRC

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her opposition to the NRC, saying that the BJP-led government at the Centre is committed to protect the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee stable, to be discharged from hospital today

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011.
DNA - Published

Three mob lynching cases registered in West Bengal in 12 hours

Police have registered complaints in the name of unknown persons, in all the three cases all were beaten on the suspicion of child lifting
DNA - Published

Bengal ex-CM hospitalised, kept under observation

Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was admitted to a private hospital on Friday night after complaining of breathing distress. A team of five critical-care specialists has been formed..
IndiaTimes - Published

WB assembly passes resolution against NRC

The resolution, jointly moved by the ruling Trinamool Congress, Left Front and Congress was passed to prevent its implementation in the state of West Bengal.
DNA - Published

Ex-West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya hospitalised, condition serious

Bhattacharya ruled West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He is 75 years old.
DNA - Published

West Bengal: RPF constable allegedly molests actress in empty ladies train compartment

The woman alleged that the accused, Samaresh Mondol, grabbed her without her consent while she was alone in the ladies compartment of the train.
DNA - Published

India celebrates, Mamata Banerjee sulks: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra slammed West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her comments on Chandrayaan 2 mission being hyped and said, "This statement of Mamata Banerjee is her sheer frustration. While..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Micro artist draws miniature painting of Chandrayaan-2's landing on thumbnail

Shah has become one of the forerunners of this art form in the world. He has also registered with one of the most significant memberships of the Guinness Book of World Record for his artistic..
DNA - Published

TMC will not allow implementation of NRC in West Bengal: Mamata


IndiaTimes - Published

Coach sexually abuses national-level swimmer

The victim, a resident of Rishra, West Bengal has competed at the state and national level. She has also won several medals at both levels.
DNA - Published

As WB govt passes 'anti-lynching bill', youth lynched to death in Behrampore

The incident occurred in a doctor's chamber of a chemist shop located near Lal Dighi, Berhampore.
DNA - Published

Clashes erupt after BJP observes bandh in West Bengal

Tensions remained high in Barrackpore through the day and minor clashes also erupted between workers of BJP and TMC.
DNA - Published

Law and order has completely collapsed in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh


IndiaTimes - Published

Bengal: Governor expresses concern over law and order situation

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday cut short his stay in New Delhi to visit injured BJP MP Arjun Singh in a city hospital and expressed concern over the law and order situation in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trinamool Congress to hold mass protests in West Bengal against NRC

Trinamool Congress leadership has decided to hold mass protests across West Bengal from this week opposing NRC in neighbouring Assam, party sources said. On September 12 a protest rally will be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sad that values of our founding fathers being undermined: CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she was sad to see that the values endorsed by India's founding fathers were being undermined. "On this day in 1946, the interim government of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nadda accuses TMC of 'murdering' democracy in West Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

Bengalis suffering due to NRC, says Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee has always maintained that she will never let the government implement the NRC process in the state of West Bengal.
DNA - Published

West Bengal: Now, illegal buildings enter Sundarbans

An incident has been reported from Jhodkali where some land has been cleared near the road to lay down the foundation of what seems like a small construction.
DNA - Published

Final NRC list a fiasco, guided by ulterior motive: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday dubbed the updated final NRC as a "fiasco" and said it has exposed all those who are trying to gain "political mileage" out of the exercise...
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP's Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh attacked in Kolkata

Ghosh claims the two BJP supporters accompanying him have suffered injuries.
DNA - Published

Only Left spared by probe agencies as they've understanding with BJP, claims Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday raised the chit fund scam matter in the Assembly and claimed that only Left is "unaffected" by the Central probe agencies as they have an..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Indian Army to organise recruitment rally in Ghoom Army Ground

The online registration process to participate in the recruitment rally is now open for the candidates belonging to districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong in West Bengal.
DNA - Published

West Bengal passes anti-lynching bill

Crucial legislation passed in Bengal assembly.
DNA - Published

BJP surpasses its Bengal target of 60 lakh new members, adds 80 lakh

Party working president JP Nadda says that BJP received a "thundering response" from TMC-ruled West Bengal
DNA - Published

Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee looks unrecognisable in this viral pic

Social media users shocked by how frail Buddhababu looks.
DNA - Published

'Will consider myself freedom fighter if sent to prison': Mamata Banerjee dares BJP

"If I am sent to jail today, I will consider myself a freedom fighter," said the West Bengal Chief Minister.
DNA - Published

WB BJP chief flays Mamata for attacking central agencies


IndiaTimes - Published

New Bengal bill seeks to put lynchers in jail for life

After Manipur and Rajasthan, the West Bengal government is set to enact a law in the current session of the assembly to make lynching an offence punishable with life imprisonment and a Rs 5 lakh fine...
IndiaTimes - Published

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